Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one (1) new COVID-related fatality, a Kyle woman in her 80s. The Health Department also reports 35 new lab-confirmed cases, one (1) hospital discharge and 54 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,124. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,833 with 616 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 750.The number of probable cases is 824. HCLHD reports probable cases separately in our COVID-19 updates. See the full Case Criteria Definitions on our website.

The number of negative tests is 44,094. Hays County has had 410 total hospitalizations and nine (9) people are currently hospitalized. According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the coronavirus remains active in Hays County. He reminded residents that everyone should keep doing their part to slow the spread especially during the holiday season.

“We encourage everybody to be safe during the holidays by limiting large family gatherings, washing your hands and wearing a mask,” he said. “These actions are our best defense for limiting the spread of COVID-19.”

November 18 Report

Lab-Confirmed

Negative
Tests

Recovered Cases

Active Last 21 days

Active
All Cases

Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities

Total Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations

Cases Removed

6,833

44,094

6,124

750

616

824

93

410

9

Reported on Fridays

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

128

131

259

0

10-19 yrs.

489

356

845

0

20-29 yrs.

1,162

1,199

2,361

1

30-39 yrs.

559

519

1,078

0

40-49 yrs.

464

397

861

3

50-59 yrs.

335

311

646

11

60-69 yrs.

228

190

418

10

70-79 yrs.

109

121

230

30

> 80 yrs.

78

57

135

38

Total

3,552

3,281

6,833

93

 

 

*The Hays County Local Health Department contacts and follows up with every person who tests positive for COVID-19 to ensure they, or other household contacts, are not still contagious before moving them into the “Recovered” category. HCLHD does not clear people based on a calendar, because some individuals can be symptomatic and contagious for many weeks. Also, if a person has multiple family members who are household contacts, it is possible for the virus to last in that household for a period of months until everyone is symptom free.

 

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Fatalities

Austin

115

26

81

8

Bear Creek

3

0

3

0

Buda

1,035

158

864

13

Creedmoor

1

0

1

0

Driftwood

64

14

50

0

Dripping Springs

186

56

127

3

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

2,136

250

1,860

26

Manchaca

8

0

8

0

Maxwell

9

0

9

0

Mountain City

16

5

10

1

Niederwald

32

2

30

0

San Marcos

3,068

87

2,941

40

Uhland

23

0

23

0

Wimberley

135

17

116

2

Woodcreek

2

1

1

0

Total

6,833

616

6,124

93

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

1,631

1,472

3,103

45.4%

Non-Hispanic

865

836

1,701

24.9%

Not Specified

1,056

973

2,029

29.7%

Total

3,552

3,281

6,833

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.6%

Black

2.4%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

65.4%

Not Specified/ Unknown

31.6%

 

NOTE: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.

Posted by Kim Hilsenbeck Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:04:00 PM

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